• On Jan 31, 2018
    Angela from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! First time staying at a Disney Resort (Port Orleans Riverside - late November); Could you please tell me what to expect: crowds, bus transportation, etc? Staying in the Royal room. Can I get a rollaway bed, if needed? Thank you so much!

    Hi, there!
     Thanks for visiting us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Angela, you will love your stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside in November. It's one of my family's favorite Resort hotels! I'm happy to answer your questions today.

     My most recent visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was late November, and I had a perfectly magical, absolutely unforgettable time! I thought the crowds weren't bad at all, but I have a high tolerance for crowds. What might feel too-crowded to one person many feel different to another! My best tips for managing any type of crowd level at Walt Disney World Resort is to arrive to the theme parks early and to use Disney's FastPass+ service.

     We have found the bus transportation at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside to be very convenient and reliable! There are four bus stops around the Resort hotel, including one located in the Magnolia Bend section, where your Royal Guest Room is. The bus stops are now equipped with screens indicating your wait time for buses to the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. We love that new feature! An added bonus of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is the ferryboat service to Disney Springs and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. I highly recommend taking a quick ferryboat ride to the French Quarter section of the Resort to try the delicious beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory - YUM!

     I just spoke with a Cast Member to ask about requesting a rollaway bed for your upcoming stay. It is recommended you call Guest Services at (407) 934-6000, 10 days prior to your arrival to request a rollaway bed for your Resort hotel room.

     I hope I've answered your questions, Angela! 

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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